Erik ten Hag was full of praise for Marcus Rashford after the forward scored in Manchester United’s 2-0 win against Burnley.
United moved into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup with a comfortable win over the Championship side at Old Trafford, with goals from Christian Eriksen and Rashford ensuring progress to the last eight.
Rashford was one of several players involved in the World Cup to feature and marked his return to club action with a stunning solo goal. The 25-year-old – who scored three goals for England in Qatar – picked up possession inside his own half before bursting forward into the Burnley box and finishing confidently.
Ten Hag was delighted with Rashford’s goal and all-round performance, as the England international continued his excellent form this season.
“I think he invested a lot, once again, with a lot of runs in behind the defending line, and then he scored a great goal in a dribble, great finish,” said the Manchester United boss.
“I think he’s in great form, and of course I hope he can keep in this focus and performance.
”I think he is on a very good level, his performances are improving a lot from game to game. He’s a continual threat, today but also in many other games this season, he’s scored already a lot of goals and also does a lot of defending work, don’t forget that.
“I’m really happy with his performances and I hope and I expect him to keep going in this attitude and this performance level.”